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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

PHOTO: Instead of relying on technology of the past, we should be instead moving boldly toward a clean, homegrown energy future.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - With the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, much of North Carolina now is being served by the nation's largest utility. The new Duke Energy reportedly has a number of wind- and solar-energy projects in the United States, and environmental advocates are pushing the energy provider

PHOTO: As they work to keep their congregations closer to a higher power, more and more North Carolina places of worship are turning to solar power to save money on electricity bills.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The record-breaking heat experienced around North Carolina in recent days actually has a silver lining for some of the state's places of worship. A handful are now using solar panels to sell back energy to the electric grid, and many others are considering such a move. The First

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fracking is on the fast track in North Carolina. A state Senate bill already has passed, and now the House, after making some changes of its own in the legislation, is expected to vote on its version of the plan on Thursday. Fracking - hydraulic fracturing - involves drilling and i

RALEIGH, N.C. - Cooling North Carolina homes is expected to cost more this summer, thanks to predicted record heat and recent rate hikes from the state's largest power providers. The announcement late last week about the approved merger of Duke and Progress Energy has consumer advocates concerned

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Several state leaders are joining environmentalists to ask the federal government to deny a request by Alcoa Aluminum to renew a 50-year lease for the Yadkin River. The river runs 215 miles through west and central North Carolina. Until recent years, it has been used by Alcoa

SANFORD, N.C. - A meeting today in Sanford marks the North Carolina public's first chance to hear from state officials about the controversial process of fracking, where natural gas is extracted from the ground with horizontal drillings, after rock formations deep underground are fractured with chem

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina consumers can get money back on a new appliance purchase in the Tar Heel State starting this month. The state's Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program has reopened, with funds allocated from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal stimulus package. The Energy

PITTSBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina State Assembly is set to consider legislation to allow the controversial mining process known as fracking, which is illegal in the state. Fracking involves injecting a highly pressurized mixture of water and chemicals into underground shale to release natural ga

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